2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
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Nanoscale Characterization

Nanoscale Characterization

Symposium Chairs

Greg Haugstad Greg Haugstad
Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, MiNTeC node of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Pierre Panine Pierre Panine
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Soft condensed matter group, Grenoble, France

Confimed Invited Speakers

Till Metzger Advanced X-ray techniques for semiconductor nanostructures: from ensemble average to single object properties, Till H. Metzger, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
Gregory F. Meyers, Ph.D.
The Dow Chemical Company

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

10:30 Characterization: Instrument Vendors - 1
1:30 Characterization: Indirect Methods - 1
 Characterization: Nanoscale Characterization and Applications - 1

Tuesday June 3

1:30 Nanostructured Surfaces & Interfaces: Characterization
 Characterization: Nanoscale Characterization and Applications - 2
3:30 Characterization: Instrument Vendors - 2

Wednesday June 4

10:30 Characterization: Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces - 1
1:30 Characterization: Polymer Nanotech
4:00 Characterization: Force Microscopy
4:00 NanoFab: Nanofabrication Equipment, Imaging & Characterization

Thursday June 5

8:30 Nanocomposites: Formation and Characterization

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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10:30 Characterization: Instrument Vendors - 1Room 206
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, ESRF, FR
10:30 Non-destructive 3D Imaging of Nano-structures with Multi-scale X-ray Microscopy
S. Wang, S.H. Lau, A. Tkachuk, F. Druewer, H. Chang, M. Feser, W. Yun, Xradia, Inc., US
10:50 An Embedded Atom Method for Alloy Nanoparticles
B. Shan, J. Hyun, L. Wang, S. Yang, N. Kapur, J.B. Nicholas, Nanostellar, Inc., US
11:10 Automated 3D Imaging at Ambient and Cryogenic Conditions
M. Storms, R. Wagner, U. Luecken, R. Schoenmakers, W. Voorhout, W. Hax, M. Harris, FEI Company, NL
11:30 Ultrasonic Pulsed Doppler (USPD): A Novel Ultrasonic Method for Characterizing Suspensions of Nanoparticles
S.A. Africk, C.K. Colton, Prodyne Corp., US
11:50 Nanoparticle Measurement by Spectroscopic Mie Scattering
R. Trutna, M. Liu, D. Chamberlin, J. Hadley, Agilent Technologies, US
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1:30 Characterization: Indirect Methods - 1Room 206
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, ESRF, FR
1:30 Advanced X-ray techniques for semiconductor nanostructures: from ensemble average to single object properties ensemble average to single object properties
T.H. Metzger, European Synchrotron Radiation Facilit, FR
2:10 Real time Crystallization of Nanoparticles Filled Natural Rubber Under Stretching
J. Carretero-González, R. Verdejo, S. Toki, B.S. Hsiao, E.P. Giannelis, M.A. Lopez-Manchado, Polymer Science and Technology Institute, ES
2:30 Nano cellulose crystallites: optical, photonic and electro-magnetic properties
D. Simon, Y. Kadiri, G. Picard, Ahuntsic College, CA
2:50 Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Targeted Engineered Gelatin Nanovectors for Gene Delivery and Transfection
P. Magadala, M. Amiji, Northeastern University, US
3:10 Luminescence emission from Silicon Carbide Quantum Dot
A.M. Rossi, V. Reipa, T.E. Murphy, NIST, US
3:30 Polyurethane Nanocomposites Containing NCO-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and NCO-Functionalized Nanoclays
T. Nguyen, A. Granier, B. Pellegrin, M. Celina, NIST, US
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Characterization: Nanoscale Characterization and Applications - 1Exhibit Hall C
- Identification of individual nanocrystal structures and morphologies by TEM
P. Moeck, Portland State University, US
- Interaction between alternating current and cathodic protection over nano sized/structured surface metals
L. Lazzari, M. Ormellese, V. Bueno, Politecnico di Milano, IT
- Increased Piezoresistive Effect in Crystalline and Polycrystalline Si Nanowires
K. Reck, J. Richter, O. Hansen, E.V. Thomsen, Technical University of Denmark, DK
- Synthesis and Magnetic Characterizations of Manganite-Based Composite Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
A.K. Pradhan, R. Bah, R.B. Konda, R. Mundle, H. Mustafa, O. Bamiduro, R.R. Rakhimov, X. Wei, D.J. Sellmyer, Norfolk State University, US
- In Situ Studies of Nanocrystalline Particle Formation in Supercritical Fluids
M. Bremholm, J. Becker, N. Lock, B.B Iversen, University of Aarhus, DK
- Thin NIL films characterization (viscosity, adhesion) with rheological nano–probe
A.A. Svintsov, O.V. Trofimov, S.I. Zaitsev, IMT RAS, RU
- Preparation and in vitro Characterization of Human Serum Albumin Nanocapsules for Drug Delivery Applications
S. Sebak, M. Mirzaei, M. Malhotra, A. Kulamarva, S. Prakash, McGill University, CA
- Nanostructure of pharmaceutical systems studied by synchrotron and neutron radiations
M. Kumpugdee-Vollrath, H. Bilek, K. Geißler, U.M. Heckoetter, S. Roth, A. Hoell, I. Zizak, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, DE
- Fluorescence Tags-Based Inspection of Barrier Coatings for Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Polymer Packages
Y. Zhang, Y-Z Zhang, D.C. Miller, J.A. Bertrand, R. Yang, M.L. Dunn, S.M. George, Y.C. Lee, Invitrogen/Molecular Probes, US
- Assessment of the Impacts of Packaging, Long-Term Storage, and Transportation on the Military MEMS
J.L. Zunino III, D.R. Skelton, US Army ARDEC, US
- Digital Matrix Corp
L. Derrig, A. Kuzmin, Digital Matrix Corp, US
- Universal Mechanisms of Dislocation Motion/Multi Plication
V.P. Kisel, Institute of Solid State Physics, R A S, RU
- Porous and microchannel flow studies with improved spatial and velocity resolution
E.S. Ulrich, S. Manne, University of Arizona, US
- Free Energy Surface Reconstruction of alpha-phage DNA
W-H Chen, N.C. Harris, K-J Lin, C-H Kiang, Rice University, US
- Advanced Scanning Probe Microscope for Integrated SPM - Optical Spectroscopy Solutions.
S. Bashkirov, A. Belyaev, D. Evplov, V. Gavrilyuk, V. Ivanov, A. Krayev, M. Savvateev, A. Temiryazev, V. Zhizhimontov, S. Saunin, AIST-NT Inc, US
- Influence of nano size on various properties of Sn1-xCoxO2 nanocrystalline Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
K. Srinivas, P. Venugopal Reddy, Osmania University, IN
- Synthesis and characterization of Dy2O3 nano crystalline power by using a combustion Urea process
M. Vijayakumar, N. Nallamuthu, M. Venkateswarlu, N. Satyanarayana, Research Scholar, IN
- Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Tin Powder by Reactive Milling
J.O. Lara, H.B. Ramírez, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, MX
- Thermal and Optical investigation of Y2O3 nanocrystalline phosphors
D. Tatar, H. Kaygusuz, F. Tezcan, B. Erim, M.L. Ovecoglu, G. Ozen, Istanbul Technical University, TR
- An Efficient Characterization Procedure for Piezoresistive Properties of MEMS Sensors
A.A.S. Mohammed, W.A. Moussa, E. Lou, University of Alberta, CA

Tuesday June 3

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1:30 Nanostructured Surfaces & Interfaces: CharacterizationRoom 209
 Session chair: Jan Sumerel, Dimatix, Inc. US
1:30 Polycationic coatings that kill bacteria and viruses on contact
A.M. Klibanov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2:15 Nanostructured LZO Films: Synthesis and Characterizations
H.-S. Chen, R.V. Kumar, University of Cambridge, UK
2:35 Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D): Real-Time Characterization of Nano-Scale Interactions at the surfaces
A. Jaiswal, S. Smoukov, M. Poggi, B. Grzybowski, Q-Sense, Inc., US
2:55 Characterization of Different Surfaces Morphology in Heterogeneous Catalyst
R. Mukherjee, A. Palazoglu, J.A. Romagnolia, Louisiana State University, US
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Characterization: Nanoscale Characterization and Applications - 2Exhibit Hall C
- The Effect of Oxygen Beam (O+7,100 MeV) and Gamma Irradiation On Polypyrrole Thin Film
S. Chandra, R.G. Sonkawade, P.K. Kulriya, F. Singh, D.K. Avasthi, S. Annapoorni, J.M.S. Rana, R.C. Ramola, H N B GARHWAL University, IN
- The Effect of Inclusion of Nanoparticles on the Rheological and Morphological Properties of Triblock Copolymer Gels
M.A. Paglicawan, J.K. Kim, Industrial Technology Development Institute, PH
- Replication of nano dimple structures by injection molding with rapid thermal control system
M. Rha, J.M. Park, T.H. Kwon, Pohang University of Science and Technology, KR
- Rheological Characterization of Melt Compounded Polypropylene/clay nanocomposites
M. Abdel-Goad, B. Kretzschmar, P. Pötschke, R. Al-maameri, G. Heinrich, Sultan Qaboos University, OM
- Comparative thermodynamic study of functionalized homogeneous and multilayer latex particles
M. Corea, J.M. del Río, Instituo Politécnico Nacional, MX
- Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of sponge-like nickel nanoparticles
E. Ramírez-Meneses, M.A. Domiguez-Crespo, H. Dorantes-Rosales, A.M. Torres-Huerta, V. Montiel-Palma, G. Hernández-Tapia, CICATA - IPN UNIDAD ALTAMIRA, MX
- Magnetic Properties Of Iron-Filled Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
N. Aguiló-Aguayo, J. García-Céspedes, E. Pascual, E. Bertran, IN2UB, Universitat de Barcelona, ES
- Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Eu3+-doped Gd2O3
S. Jáuregui-Rosas, O. Perales-Pérez, M. Tomar, W. Jia, O. Vásquez, E. Fachini, University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus, PR
- Biologically synthesised Silver nanoparticles using a Bacterial Culture Isolated from the riverine bank of Ganges in India
N. Ahmad, S. Sharma, A.K. Ghosh, Reader, IN
- Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of arrayed ZnO
O. Marcia, B. Perales-Perez, M. Tomar, L. Angelats, I.J. Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico, PR
- Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of arrayed ZnO
M. Balaguera, O. Perales-Perez, M. Tomar, L. Angelats, I.J. Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico, PR
- Comparative Study Of Effect Of Various Reducing Agents On Size And Shapes Of Gold Nanoparticles
A. Kumar, N. Dhawan, Stanford University, US
- Deposition and Characterization of Platinum Nanoparticles on Highly Orientated Pyrolytic Graphite
N. Elizondo Villarreal, C. Novar, J.P. Zhou, L. Alvarez Contreras, R. Tel Vered, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, MX
- Effects of the Shape of Nanoparticles on the Crystallization Behavior of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Nanocomposites in the Flow Fields
B.C. Kim, K.H. Jang, W.G. Hahm, T. Kikutani, J. Lee, Hanyang University, KR
- Effect of thermal treatments on the structure of photoactive titanium oxides
M.V. Diamanti, S. Codeluppi, A. Cordioli, MP. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
- Maintaining Clean Surfaces in Cryogenic Measurement Environments
J. Lindemuth, Lake Shore Cryogenics, US
- Nucleation and growth kinetics study of ZnMgO nanowires at low temperature
P-X Gao, P. Shimpi, D. Goberman, University of Connecticut, US
- A Study about Surface Chemical-Physics Mechanisms Occurring for Interacting Metal Nanostructures / gas NO2
S. di Stasio, V. Dal Santo, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), IT
- Nanostructure LB films of novel OPV compounds
B. Jimenez-Nava, V. Alvarez-Venicio, M. Gutierrez, M.P. Carreon-Castro, Nuclear Science Institute, MX
- Nanostructured films of novel azocompounds
Y.A. Valdez-Hernandez, E. Rivera, M.P. Carreon-Castro, UNAM-Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, MX
- Preparation and Characterization of Bi-2212 thin films using pulsed laser depostion technique
N.T. Mua, C.N.R. Rao, A. Sundaresan, T.D. Hien, N.K. Man, Hanoi University of Technology, VN
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3:30 Characterization: Instrument Vendors - 2Room 206
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, ESRF, FR
3:30 Quantitative particle analysis based on electron microscopy imaging data
B. Lich, J. Greiser, U. Willen, A. Prior, A. Tinke, FEI Electron Optics, NL
3:50 Nanoparticle characterization using light scattering technologies
R. Xu, Beckman Coulter, Inc., US
4:10 The real-time, simultaneous analysis of nanoparticle size, zeta potential, count, asymmetry and fluorescence
R. Carr, P. Hole, A. Malloy, J. Smith, A. Weld, J. Warren, NanoSight Ltd, UK
4:30 Applications Developments with the Helium Ion Microscope
L. Scipioni, J. Notte, Carl Zeiss SMT, Inc., US

Wednesday June 4

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10:30 Characterization: Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces - 1Room 206
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
10:30 Molecular Orientation of Nematic Liquid Crystals in Thin Film Coating Process
K. Song, H. Ko, Kyung Hee University, KR
10:50 Guided Self-Assembly of Block-Copolymer Nanostructures
A. Karim, B.C. Berry, S. Kim, X. Zhang, A.W. Bosse, S.H. Lacerda, K.G. Yager, R.L. Jones, J.F. Douglas, R.M. Briber, H.-C. Kim, NIST, US
11:10 Raman Spectroscopy resolution limits overcome with nanoscale thermal analysis for complete Polymer Blend Characterization
J. Ye, K. Reading, K. Kjoller, R. Shetty, Anasys Instruments, US
11:30 Attaching Biological Molecules to AFM Probes for Nanoscale Molecular Recognition Studies
W. Travis Johnson, Agilent Technologies, US
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1:30 Characterization: Polymer NanotechRoom 206
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30 Probing Nanoscale Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Heterostructured Polymeric Materials
G. Meyers, V. Ginzburg, H. Lakrout, B. McIntyre, M. Keefe, R. Drumright, K. Yang, A. Pasztor Jr., S. Magonov, N. Erina, L. Huang, C. Meyer, S. Belikov, C. Su, C. Prater, Dow Chemical, US
2:10 Characterizing Membrane Sorption and Diffusion with Flux Lateral Force Microscopy
J.P. Killgore, R.M. Overney, University of Washington, US
2:30 Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscopy of Pharmaceutical and Biological Materials
D.A. Chernoff, Advanced Surface Microscopy, Inc., US
2:50 Self-assembly Kinetics of a Micelle in the Milli-second Range Directly Observed by Synchrotron Small Angle Scattering
R. Lund, J. Colmenero, L. Willner, M. Monkenbusch, D. Richter, P. Panine, T. Narayanan, University of the Basque Country, ES
3:10 Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals by SPM
R.R. Lahiji, R. Reifenberger, R.J. Moon, A. Rudie, Purdue University, US
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4:00 Characterization: Force MicroscopyRoom 206
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
4:00 Mechanical characterization of electrostatic MEMS switches
F. Souchon, A. Koszewski, D. Levy, PL. Charvet, CEA/LETI/MINATEC, FR
4:20 Measurement of nanometric deformation of thin membranes under controlled mechanical loads
M. Jobin, V. Sidorenko, R. Foschia, Ecole Ingenieurs Geneve, CH
4:40 Preparation and characterization of ultrasharp tungsten wires
M. Kulakov, I. Luzinov, K. Kornev, Clemson University, US
5:00 Room Temperature Growth of Single Intermetallic Nanostructures on Nanoprobes
M.M. Yazdanpanah, V.V. Dobrokhotov, A. Safir, S. Pabba, D. Rojas, R.W. Cohn, University of Louisville, US
5:20 Use of Lateral Force Microscopy to Elucidate Cooperativity and Molecular Mobility in Amorphous Polymers and Self-Assembling Molecular Glasses
D.B. Knorr Jr., J.P. Killgore, T.O. Gray, R.M. Overney, University of Washington, US
5:40 Nanoscale Resolution Deformation Measurements at Crack Tips of Nanostructured Materials and Interface Cracks
J. Keller, D. Vogel, A. Gollhardt, B. Michel, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, DE
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4:00 NanoFab: Nanofabrication Equipment, Imaging & CharacterizationRoom 200
 Session chair: Takamaro Kikkawa, Hiroshima University, JP
4:00 Extreme ultraviolet interference lithography for patterned magnetic media and other applications
4:20 New Method for large Area NIL - SCIL
J. van Eekelen, J. Weixlberger, Suss MicroTec Lithography, DE
4:40 A Strategic Outlook of Nanoimprint Lithography
F. Ciontu, E. Pietchotka, NanoSPRINT, FR
5:00 UV-NIL with optimal droplets
V. Sirotkin, A. Svintsov, S. Zaitsev, IMT RAS, RU

Thursday June 5

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8:30 Nanocomposites: Formation and CharacterizationRoom 304
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota and Martin Case, UVM, US
8:30 On the Use of Nanoscale Toughening Agents to Improve the Flaw Tolerance of Epoxies
R.A. Pearson, Lehigh University, US
8:50 Interfacial Nanocomposite Characterization by Nanoparticle Debonding
J.P. Killgore, R.M. Overney, University of Washington, US
9:10 In Search of the Elusive Interphase
G.S. Blackman, K.J. Van Vliet, C.A. Tweedie, G. Constantinides, DuPont, US
9:30 The Nanobatch Approach to Composites
S. Pilotek, S. Schaer, K. Steingroever, F. Tabellion, Buhler Inc., US

Special Symposium

Most technology-relevant scientific projects include advanced characterization at the nanoscale level. This symposium targets a wide range of nanoscale characterization techniques including microscopy, scattering, spectroscopy/spectrometry, nanomechanical and other tools, along with specimen preparation methods and handling. It is essential that this burgeoning knowledge base be transparently presented to the broad nanotechnology community. NSTI will use this event to promote the rapid education, dissemination, and commercialization of new characterization techniques into industries based in both physical and life sciences. The symposium seeks to introduce general technique types to newcomers, report pioneering methods, and drill down into new physical understandings, all the while emphasizing applications useful to industrial engineers and technicians.

Advances in characterization include not only far-field probes (e.g., beams of electrons, ions, neutrons or photons) and near-field probes (indentors, nanotips, fibers and nanotubes), but also a growing intellectual component whereby data are manipulated, analyzed, rendered and simulated to yield meaningful information. As some tools and methods have become more common and practical, certain misunderstandings and misinterpretations also have crept into the lexicon. Beside an element of “methods training” to promote the insightful application of characterization tools in nanotechnology R&D, this symposium will emphasize projects that utilize a broad spectrum of complimentary techniques to yield meaningful findings.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Direct space imaging methods
    Dedicated session to: TEM, SEM, AFM, near-field optical, X-ray microscopy, topography and tomography, spatially resolved ion mass spectrometry, depth profiling with ions…
  • Indirect space methods and spectroscopy
    Dedicated session to: X-ray, neutron and light scattering… and NMR, FTIR, Raman, acoustic, dielectric spectroscopy…
  • Polymer phase transition and kinetics
  • Nanocomposites morphology and structure
  • Thin-film structure
  • Microelectronic devices: material characterization
  • Liquid suspensions/melts
  • Interfacial diffusion/mixing
  • Drug delivery

A special joint session with the Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces Symposium will be devoted to Characterization of surfaces and interfaces

We encourage your participation in this event and community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization. Please contact the symposium coordinator with your comments.

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.